A Harry Potter Birthday Party

Thursday, 3 August 2017

So at the weekend, Mikey became a teenager. I can't believe it! Where has that time gone?!

I decided to throw him a party, as turning 13 is quite a big milestone! I immediately knew what theme Mikey was going to have...Harry Potter! Mikey loves Harry Potter; he's read the books, watched the films, we've even been to the studios twice. Until recently, he also had a Harry potter themed bedroom!

I would normally buy in decorations but this time I really wanted to try and make them. I chose a few key things from the films; floating candles; a wanted poster; 9 3/4 brick wall; flying keys and the house points holder. Straight away I realised that I had probably bitten off more than I could chew!

I began with the wanted poster which would become a photo booth/frame that guests could play with. I looked online for a tutorial and found a really easy one, which can be found here. I followed the tutorial and then stained it with teabags, so it would look like the one in the film. I think it turned out okay!

I then decided to make the candles. I bought some A4 card and some electric tealights and then with a little help from a glue gun, I got to work. Writing it here, it sounds really simple, but it took days to make them! (You can find a tutorial on how to make your own here!)

To make the brick walls for the 9 3/4 platform, I just used some red poster paint, some single sheets and a rectangular sponge. It was a great effect, as all the guests had to walk through the wall to get to the party!

Apart from the candles, the house points holder was the hardest to make. I used some washed out 2 litre pop bottles, some printed out house shields and some different coloured aqua beads. it took a couple of days, and a lot of bowls, but I managed to soak enough aqua beads to fill the bottles!

Last, but not least, were the keys. I found some small antique-style keys and attached some printed wings. They were then hung up with some nylon wire.

It was hard work, a lot of late nights and burnt fingers (stupid glue gun), but it was definitely worth it. Mikey had a fantastic time!  He won't be having a party again for a very long time though!

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  1. This is really neat. I love what you did with the ceiling.

  2. Thank you :) It took a long few days to make the candles, but I'm really pleased with how they turned out!

  3. What an amazing party! I would love this never mind the kids! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing with #Blogstravaganza xx

  4. so I am patiently waiting for my oldest to get into Harry Potter- so many neat ideas!


  5. What a great party, my son is a Harry Potter fan too! I love the photo booth frame :)Thank you so much for linking up with #KCACOLS hope you can join us again next time!

  6. Oh wow this looks super cool! Great decorations! #KCACOLS

  7. These look amazing, hope your son had a great time :) #KCACOLS

  8. The candles idea is amazing and crafty #KCACOLS

  9. Will be us in a year or two I think. #kcacols